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Various news items of interest

Rich-Client application Performance, Part 1

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In this first installment, you'll learn how to measure the performance of Eclipse-based Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications, determine if slowdowns are caused by CPU or I/O bottlenecks, and keep the UI thread idle to maintain responsiveness. Part 2 will address memory problems.

rPath™ Reaches One Million Appliance Downloads

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Today's Too Many to Link tos

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  • Tips and Tricks: How do I find the inode size of an ext2/ext3 filesystem?

  • How would you change the OLPC XO?
  • Uh Oh. Another Smooth Move from Microsoft: Watch out, Ruby. Watch out OSI.
  • GPLv3 report: 30% increase with Sugar on top
  • If someone says UBUNTU, Don't say Kazoonteit.
  • Medison Celebrity: CEO Blog and Yahoo Group
  • Open source firm reaps Google benefits
  • Linux Non-compete Agreements?
  • Linux: Avoiding Pluggable Designs
  • Open Source Being Repositioned in Corporate America
  • Linux: Designing the Completely Fair Scheduler

Develop Web apps with Wicket and Geronimo

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In this tutorial, learn how to set up your system to develop a simple Web application with Wicket, using Apache Geronimo as your application server and Apache Derby as the embedded database.

Easing Configuration with Java

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Configuration can be a maintenance mess and add to a developer's burden. This article introduces a framework with which developers can define their application's configuration in terms of high-level interface.

Tuning Disk Performance with AIX 5L, Pt. 2

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Discover how to use appropriate disk placement prior to creating your logical volumes to improve disk performance. This part focuses on monitoring your logical volumes and the commands and utilities (iostat, lvmstat, lslv, lspv, and lsvg) used to analyze results.

Emacs editing: Options, registers, and bookmarks

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Take charge of your editing session within Emacs and use it to your advantage. This tutorial is the fourth in a series, and shows you three areas of Emacs that control some aspect of the editing session: various command-line options, the register, and bookmark facilities for setting and saving positions and data.

Today's Unused Links

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Buncha Links

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Links I Haven't Linked To

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Here's a bunch of links to stories that I've had open for a day or so and haven't had a chance to publish:

Know Your Regular Expressions

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Essential aids in building and testing regular expression on UNIX systems. Discover the available tools and techniques that can help you learn how to construct regular expressions for various programs and languages.

Deploy Red Hat Across Multiple Computers Using Tivoli

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This tutorial shows you how to use Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment to create installation images and manage packages for an actual deployment of RedHat Enterprise Linux.

Microsoft with the carrot and the stick

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There is no doubt about it. Microsoft knows what they are doing. However it seems to me that no-one else, particularly businesses, can see what they are doing. To use a cliche or two Microsoft is using the carrot and stick method to divide and conqueror.

The sad part about it is the open source community is letting them.

Customize Your Shell

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You can customize the UNIX shell to save time, to save typing, and to adapt to your style of work. Shell startup files capture your preferences and recreate your shell environment session after session, even machine to machine.

Open Community Tools

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Explore the innovation of open source solutions available from IBM and see the power and flexibility of an open community development environment.

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